Sunday, October 31, 2010

Meal in the Old Cellar at Nederburg.

Five thousand litre vats in the cellar. The menu STARTER: Teriyaki Marinated Prawn Salad with tropical fruit, avacado, red onions and fresh coriander. Wine: Nederburg Ingenuity White 2009. MAINS: Rack of Lamb in a honey and mustard herb crust with red wine jus. Served with rosemary and parmesan potatoes and roasted mediterranean vegetables. Wine: Nederburg Ingenuity Red 2007. DESSERT: Vanilla creme brule with berry compote. Wine: Nederburg Noble Late Harvest 2009. Wonderful food and wine and some very interesting people. An evening to remember.
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Classical Music Concert at Nederburg.

Zanne Stapelberg (soprano), Minettee du Toit Pearce (mezzo soprano), Suzanne Martens (violin), Peter Martins (cello) and Philipus Hugo (piano). What a beautiful evening. They all were wonderful in their own way. The girls really enjoying the singing and the people on the instruments were really great.
The sundial outside the Manor house.
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Saturday, October 30, 2010

Ride Saturday morning.

The view from Blaauberg after our ride. Going in to Cape Town was very hard nice wind in our face. Comming back was fun double the speed and no effort. Lovely day going to Haskell for a long table. Did ride 5 times this week. Lots of people on the walk and cycle lane. This is one of the best investments that Cape Town has done. It is used on every day of the week.

The ship is nearly cut up.
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Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Wednesday ride.

Turn around point for 25 km ride. Lovely ride did average speed of 24km an hour. Was riding against a strong wind out and then flew back with the wind on my back. Feel a lot stronger this year . Can enjoy every ride.

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Sunday, October 24, 2010

Walk this morning.

Very interesting picture of the clouds over Table Mountain this morning. The picture from Blaauwberg beach.

Twenty minutes later from Bigbay, rain approaching.
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Saturday, October 23, 2010

Tasting at Moreson.

Antipasti platter.

Wonderful wines and excellent tasting hostess, nice food and good wine.
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Maison Estate

Tasting room, this is really a place you should visit.

Biltong and Danish blue cheese with the Shiraz, what a combination.

Diana enjoying the Shiraz. What an interesting afternoon tasting really good wines.
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Koelenhof where you can taste Ernst Gouws wines

His wines are really great. Go and taste them and don't forget about Koelenhof wines - really nice and well priced.

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This morning's ride.

Cool weather and no wind what a nice ride. Diana's first 20km ride in a long time at average 18 km an hour.

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Wednesday, October 20, 2010

View from the tree above Citrusdal.

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Ride up mountain.

Wednesday evening s ride up the mountain sun setting over Citrusdal. My mountain bike with new Deore rear derailer.
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Sunday, October 17, 2010

Wine tasting at Rheebokskkof.

Friday night racing back from Citrusdal to go and attend wine tasting at Rheebokskloof. Attending a blind tasting of Chenin Blanc and Shiraz from Paarl Wellington. We unfortunately arrived late but our host welcomed us and seated us next to her and her partner. Really been rushed to taste the Chenins and was really cold in the marquee. Then the Shirazes arrived some really good ones, not that the Chenins was not good I was just to cold coming from Citrusdal. Lovely evening and lovely wines, worth the drive. Well done.

Also from ride 17/10/10.

Brakes on pedalling down hill.

The end wine in sight two glasses of water later.
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Sunday morning ride

, 17/10/10. Henry Chantell crossing woodbridge.

Diana riding with her front brake binding the whole way.
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Diana taking picktures of Table Mountain.

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